Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush.

One of the newest offerings from Make Up For Ever this spring is the Make Up For EverHD Cream Blush ($31, available here), a collection featuring 16 new cream blushes. What really stands out about these blushes is that Make Up For Ever has taken out the guesswork and pretty much did our homework for us! I received two of the shades at a press event but had to purchase three more shades, so you can be sure that I have a very honest opinion of these (they are obviously not very cheap)!

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush

Encased in a black plastic case (which unfortunately attracts fingerprints like the NARS packaging!) the Make Up For EverHD Cream Blush are slim, compact, and travel-friendly. It is great to carry in your makeup bag, and its understated packaging doesn’t scream makeup either (I don’t know about you, but I feel self-conscious when I apply makeup outside my bedroom). It has a mirror inside that is the same size as the blush inside.

The pans are easily depot-able too, so you can fit it into your z-palette; its dimension is similar to the MAC blushes, so they will fit into your MAC palettes (with or without inserts) just as easily as well. With the MAC inserts, I used a double-sided tape to ensure that it doesn’t move around too much.

Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder

The Make Up For EverHD Cream Blush formula features ingredients such as silicone oils, dry oils, and waxes which makes the blush easily blendable, long lasting and suitable for all skintones. The silica powders and synthetic mica creates a very beautiful cream-to-powder finish (see swatches), as well as a soft focus effect on the skin. The shades are all matte and if you prefer to have a little bit of a glow, you can always layer on your favourite blushes on top. This blush can be applied over your foundation and setting powder without disturbing the makeup underneath.

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush depotted into a MAC Palette (tutorial to follow!)

The Make Up For EverHD Cream Blush shade ranges are divided into several categories to suit different skintones. The shades that are in the 200 series will suit lighter skintones, 300 will suit those with light to light-medium best, 400 will be best for those with light-medium to medium, and the 500 features darker colours for medium to dark skintones. Of course, these are just general guidelines, and doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to be followed. You don’t have to memorize this list – I’ve seen the displays at Sephora which already separates the colours based on skintones. The shade 410 is a universal shade which will suit every skintone.

Read More: Make Up For Ever HD Primer Review

The Make Up For EverHD Cream Blush has a creamy, emollient texture, but dries like a powder (see swatches). The colours may look dupe-able but to my delight, they are just slightly different on their own, and I am definitely very happy with the colours I have. The shades I have are (colour description taken from Sephora):

  • 225 – peachy pink
  • 330 – rosy plum
  • 335 – fawn
  • 410 – coral
  • 415 – light rust

If I have to pick just one shade, I think it would be #335 described as “fawn”. This colour is slightly one of the deeper ones in the 300-family, and has a taupe-ish undertone that it would work as a contour colour just as well as a blush shade. The shade closest to it is #415 which has a much redder undertone.

You can also use these as a lip product, but I would caution that they will look very drying on the lips due to the powdery finish. Just something to keep in mind in case

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush

Swatches (L-R): 225, 330, 335, 410, 415

Depoting the Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush.

Make Up For Ever has made it so easy for us not only in terms of shade selection, but also to depot and change up/move around our favourite shades. There is a tiny hole at the back of the packaging which can fit a toothpick to push out the blush pan. The magnet is strong enough that these won’t come loose on its own inside the pan, but should you feel like putting your favourite shades in an everyday z-palette, they have made it so hassle-free! It is also easy to peel of the magnet at the back if you’d like to.

The Make Up For EverHD Cream Blush is a collection that hits all the right notes when it comes to everything there is to love about blushes! Variety of colours? Check. Pigmentation and finish? Check! Longetivity, and formula? Check, and check! Featuring a very beautiful cream-to-powder finish, as well as texture that has a soft focus effect on the skin, this is the collection that I’ve been saving up money for! There is so much to be liked about this product that I went back and purchased three more shades which says quite a lot about how much I love them! The colours may look dupe-able but to my delight, they are just slightly different on their own.

What do you think of the Make Up For EverHD Cream Blush offering? Will you be picking them up? What’s your favourite shade? Share with us in the comment section below!


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I was eyeing these out today while at Sephora. Fawn does look like it would be a great contour shade. I’ll have to take a better look next time I’m at Sephora!

Definitely one of my fave Spring releases to date! I am quite excited about these blushes and to try more shades eventually!

Wow these look lovely! I’ve never been too interested in MUF, but I am digging these blushers! Also, I am the same way when it comes to applying makeup in public! I feel so awkward, so I always do it in a bathroom haha! I’m always impressed when a girl can just pull out her makeup and apply it like it’s no big deal!

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Agreed! Any particular shade that stand out to you? ????

MULTIPLE SHIVERS AS I SCROLLED THROUGH THE PICTURES IN THIS POST.
Definitely want to try out 225 and 410 (especially 410) because I’m currently in my cream blush phase, and I’mma need more cream blushes to fuel this obsession ????

(Even though I’ll never depot these, I’m still in awe of how smart the magnetic design is ????

Oh dear! We both put up a blush post on the same day and ended up creating this lemming for each other! What are the odds ???? I adore these cream blushes, and I find that I am slightly more partial towards these than the Stila ones right now. Excellent product though a little pricey!

Hi! Thank you for the review!
Question/s: How much similar are 225 and 410 to one another? Is there any difference in their undertone? Once blended, is there any difference? On swatches 225 looks exactly the same to 410 but paler. I can’t decide which one to buy (no mufe where i come from ???? ), both maybe?!
I adore mac melba, and have mac melba and illamasqua rude and lover.
Xoxo from Croatia

Hello! You’re very welcome ???? #410 is a lot more coral (leans slightly more orange, not crazy bright orange though), and leans warmer whereas #225 is definitely pink (slightly cooler-toned) when applied and blended. The difference is really hard to tell on my skintone; I would say the one thing that distinguishes them is the orange-ish undertone in #410. #410 is the universal shade so it’s the safest one to go with if you’re in doubt! Unfortunately I do not have MAC Melba or the Illamasqua blushes you mentioned so I can’t compare them directly ????

My suggestions would be: If you prefer something that is warmer, I would recommend #410 but if you are cooler-toned, #225 is going to look great! They are just guidelines; Hope this helps and let me know which one you end up purchasing!

Will the mac blushes fit into the MUFE cream blush compact??

Hey there,

Unfortunately no! The mac blushes are a smidgen larger (less than 1 mm) so it might be quite hard to git the blushes into the compact!

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